Trudy Ann Cashel MONTANA was born June 1, 1945 in Cleveland. She entered the loving embrace of our Lord somewhere over the rainbow on July 23, 2018 (age 73) after a battle with cancer.  A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Trudy spent most of her life in Parma. In 1969, she married Gerald Montana and together they raised three boys- Nicholas, Mark and Patrick. Trudy is survived by her husband Gerald and sons Nicholas (Rosa), Mark and Patrick (Amanda) and grandchildren Marissa, Alexandra, Gino, Anthony and Andrew.  She is also survived by her sister Carol (Ron) Kwiatkowski, sister-in-law Rita (Tom) Martin, and many nieces, nephews and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Grace Cashel, twin sister Julie Ann Cashel and sister Judy Cashel Sabolsky. Trudy will be lovingly remembered for her incredible devotion to her grandchildren as well as her love for all things “The Wizard of Oz.” In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to St. Jude’s Cancer Research Hospital for Children.
FUNERAL SERVICE, FRI. JULY 27, 10:30 AM AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD. PARMA (betw. Snow & Ridge). VISITATION, THUR. JULY 26, 4-8 PM. To offer condolences visit
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  1. Rudy & Corrine Strah on July 24th, 2018 3:51 pm

    Our deepest sympathy and our love to the family. Love Rudy & Corrine.

  2. Dorothy Schiffer on July 24th, 2018 6:24 pm

    I miss you with all my heart already. We have been through good times, bad times, and in between times. It has to be 60 years or more, that we have been friends, and I will miss talking to you and going out to shop and lunch. I love you and will miss you for the rest of my life. So sorry Montana family for your loss.

  3. Dianne Strah on July 24th, 2018 6:46 pm

    Our deepest sympathies and prayers to the family of Trudy.

    With all our love,

    Wayne, Dianne, Kristin & Nicholas Strah

  4. Sue Marolt on July 24th, 2018 8:29 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss (and mine). Trudy was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and friend and I will miss her very much.

  5. Fran Knebusch on July 24th, 2018 9:18 pm

    Trudy will be truly missed. One of a kind, always showing Love and Kindness to all.

    Heaven’s gain and our love.

    She will always live in her Family. She loved you all.

  6. Denise & Dan Szanyi on July 24th, 2018 9:40 pm

    Sympathy and prayers to Gerald and family.

  7. Phillip Christopher on July 24th, 2018 9:45 pm

    Our deepest sympathies Gerald and family on the loss of Trudy.

    Phillip and Debbie Christopher

  8. Rose scott on July 25th, 2018 5:16 am

    You were an amazing noon aid as well as a great neighbor. My sympathies to your family.
    Such an amazing woman

  9. Carl and Laura Zeman on July 25th, 2018 11:06 am

    Our deepest sympathies-you’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Tami Zeman Roman & Giovani Roman on July 25th, 2018 12:22 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Donna Lysyj on July 25th, 2018 1:21 pm

    Dear Montana Family,

    I had the opportunity of working with Trudy a handful of times. She was a very kind and soft spoken person. She was also very dedicated to the students in her care and will be truly missed by all. So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Donna Lysyj

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